Basin Rural Station, TX 79834
Chisos Mountain Lodge
National Park, TX
The wonder of it all brilliant sunrises starry night skies
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK/SOUTHWEST TEXAS
Is it what you see that makes Big Bend National Park remarkable? Or is it what you don’t see, but know is there? You see the vastness. You feel the remoteness. Maybe you marvel over the dark shadows of the Chisos Mountains. Maybe you believe the ghost stories of an Apache chief and Spanish soldiers rumored to roam the mountains. Big Bend makes you wonder: Is the sunrise any less spectacular than the moon rising? Are the panoramic views of the horizon-which can stretch for over 100 miles-any less amazing than the brilliance of the night skies? You wonder. You relax in the cozy comforts of the Park’s Chisos Mountains Lodge. Or shake out your sleeping bag in one of the Big Bend campgrounds. Inside the park, in what just might be the center of wonder.
Snooze, you lose.
Chisos Mountains Lodge & Dining Room
Wake up early, in the center of the park, to catch orange, pink and gold-tinged sunrises. Power up with a bountiful breakfast buffet and strong coffee. Stock up on bottled water, trail mix, and sun block in the nearby convenience store. Then head out to nearby Basin Loop or The Window trails for sweeping views. Or venture off to Tuff Canyon, Blue Creek or the Chimneys for intimate Chihuahuan Desert exploration. Or Boquillas and Santa Anna Canyons for leisurely strolls.
Return to lodge comforts and hearty dinners complemented by an impressive selection of wines.
Afterwards, stroll around under a world-renowned nightly show of brilliant, star-studded skies.
All guest rooms at Chisos Mountains Lodge have awe-inspiring views and are without the distractions of in-room telephones and televisions, offering choices from southwestern and motor lodge guestrooms to unique, historic stone cottages built by the Civil Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.
Gift Shops & Convenient Stores
Chisos Mountains Lodge Gift Shop features a selection of gifts made by local artists along with clothing, accessories, jewelry and Big Bend souvenirs. Convenience stores- in the Castolon Historical District, at Rio Grande Village and at Panther Junction near the Big Bend Visitor Center-offer picnic and camping supplies and gasoline.
Chisos Basin, Rio Grande Village & Castolon Campgrounds
Set up camp (RVs and tents) in Chisos Basin, over 5,400 feet above sea level, or in the Rio Grande Village, a shaded oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert where you stroll down to the banks of the Rio Grande. Pitch your tent at the Castolon campground, near the must-be-experienced Santa Elena Canyon. Campsites are first-come, first-served and often readily available; to secure reservations visit http://www.reserveamerica.com/ or call 877-444-6777.
Horseback Tours & River Rafting
Local outfitters offer horseback tours and river rafting on the Rio Grande with paddle or oar rafts and canoes.
Basin Rural Station, TX 79834